SAFA has confirmed the groups and the teams that will participate in the national playoffs in Mpumalanga starting on Monday, 28 June to 3 July 2021 in Nelspruit.
BCM Stars FC (EC), Mangaung Unite (FS), Leruma United (Gauteng), Umvoti FC (KZN), The Dolphins (Limpopo), FC Sivutsa NPC (Mpumalanga), Hungry Lions FC (NC), Platinum City Rovers (NW), Glendene United FC (WC) have all been confirmed as this year’s participants.
Last year Bizana Pondo Chiefs, a rural team from the Eastern Cape surprised all and sundry when they sealed one of the two positions into the National First Division (NFD).
The draw for this year’s tournament was conducted at SAFA House on Wednesday, 23 June and all participating teams were represented at the event.
The teams will be seeded in three groups, with each group having three teams.
All the top teams and best second placed will go to a Knockout format semi-final, with the two sides going to the final promoted to the GladAfrica Championship.
Times and venues for all the three groups are listed below.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter